The best part of my job is that I see some truly amazing Nebraska photographs. We have about 500,000 images in our collection. So if a picture is worth a thousand words. . . . Well, you get the picture.
I found this photograph the other day in our digital image database and it made me smile. I hope it brightens your day as well.
These three little, barefooted Nebraskans were photographed atop their horse in about 1918-1920. The farm in the background belonged to Ray Smith and was located four miles east of Trenton, Nebraska in Hitchcock County. According to our database, the boys are supposed to be the sons of Ray Smith. However, a quick check of the 1920 U.S. Census reveals that Ray Smith and his wife Bertha only had one son, Clifford, and two daughters, Lula and Doris.
So, who are the other two boys? And which one is Clifford? Well, I can’t answer either question at the moment. Hopefully, someone will see this blog and help me with the identification.
Now for a bit of fun. Write your own caption for this photograph and submitted in the comments below.